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On the Nature of God with St. John of Damascus

“As regards what God is, it is impossible to say what He is in His essence, so it is better to discuss Him by abstraction from all things whatsoever.  For He does not belong to the number of beings, not because He does not exist, but because He transcends all beings and being itself.  And, if knowledge respects beings, then that which transcends knowledge will certainly transcend essence, and, conversely, what transcends essence will transcend knowledge.”

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